After hosting several visitors last weekend, the Texas Longhorns staff is primed to have several big time visitors on campus from the 2022 and 2023 recruiting classes. Along with another slate of official visitors, Texas is set to host a huge priority target in 2023 New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman five-star quarterback Arch Manning.
Manning with roll into Austin for the Texas Junior Day on the heels of taking a trip to Clemson and throwing for Dabo Swinney and his staff. Needless to say he turned some heads and walked away with an offer from the Tigers.
Manning is priority number one for Steve Sarkisian and his staff and they are going to roll out the red carpet. It is still early in this recruitment, but the Longhorns, along with Alabama and Clemson, are said to be standing out early for Manning, so they are right in the thick of things and will have a chance to make a good impression on the Manning family over the weekend.
Along with Manning, the 2023 visitors list will be headlined by five-star Longhorn running back commit Rueben Owens II and DeSoto four-star wide receiver Johntay Cook.
Enjoying the Lake with my teammates before I head to @TexasFootball for the UVO weekend with the guys. @B6Harris @StanDraytonUT @CoachSark @_jayythegreat_ & Arch Manning @NickHarris247 @justinwells2424 pic.twitter.com/kxY1gqU9Z0— Rueben Owens ll #4soCr4zy (@ii_rueben) June 11, 2021
Owens made trips to Baton Rouge and Tuscaloosa recently, but also made sure to make a stop in Austin earlier in the week for some face time with the staff before doubling back for the Junior Day. Cook recently made a trip to Norman to see the Sooners and now the Longhorns will give their pitch.
Switching gears back to the 2022 class, there was a pleasant recruiting development yesterday evening, when it was reported by 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong that Cypress Cy-Park five-star linebacker Harold Perkins opted to reschedule his official visit to USC and instead would be making a visit to Texas. It has now been confirmed that Perkins is indeed taking an official visit to see the Longhorns this weekend — a positive development with one of top defensive prospects in the country.
I think it is safe to say that Perkins really enjoyed his spread of goodies waiting for him in his hotel room once he arrived in Austin.
Along with Perkins, the Longhorns are set to officially host a pair of elite offensive line prospects in Frisco four-star offensive guard Cole Huston and Edmond (Okla.) Deer Creek four-star offensive tackle Jacob Sexton. There will also be trio of out-of-state defensive prospects in town as well in Las Vegas (Nev.) Liberty three-star athlete Anthony Jones, Evanston (Ill.) Township four-star linebacker Sebastian Cheeks, and Phoenix (Ariz.) Brophy College Prep defensive end Zac Swanson. Swanson committed to the Longhorns back in April after receiving an offer in mid-February.
Austin— Sebastian Cheeks (@SebastianCheeks) June 11, 2021
Needless to say, it’s going to be a very busy weekend in Austin and it will be interesting to see what kind of the impression Sarkisian’s staff is able to leave on a very important group of visitors.
Things are going to be a little hectic over the next several weeks, so strap in and keep your head on a swivel for recruiting developments are recruits make their way to and from Austin.